Breeding Ethics, Not Aesthetics: What you need to know before adopting a brachy breed with Founder of Vets Against Brachycephalism, Dr Emma Milne #3
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Bulldogs and Pugs make up some of the most popular dog breeds, but the health complications that come from their short skulls should be an alarming sign of how dangerous their selective breeding has become.

Vets Against Brachycephalism is a movement founded by Dr Emma Milne, a vet passionate about animal welfare and leading voice in the awareness of issues around short-skulled or brachycephalic pets.

Emma joins us to discuss the dangers to consider with certain breeds, how we’ve got so many health-compromised animals, and what to look for when buying or adopting to ensure your pet’s health comes first.

This episode of The Pet Perspective covers:

  • Causes of recent trends towards popular, short-skulled animals
  • The health issues that we’ve become somewhat desensitised to
  • What to consider if you’re set on buying a pedigree pet
  • Why it’s particularly dangerous to adopt from abroad
  • Whether we’re likely to see a shift away from extreme breeding

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